Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 22, § 71515 - Nondiscrimination Policies

Current through Register 2021 Notice Reg. No. 52, December 24, 2021

(a) No hospital shall discriminate against any person based on sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, medical condition, marital status, or registered domestic partner status, except as provided herein. This provision shall apply to the appointment of the medical staff, hiring of hospital employees and the admission, housing or treatment of patients.
(b) Any bona fide nonprofit religious, fraternal or charitable organization, which can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Department that its primary or substantial purpose is not to evade this section, may establish admission policies limiting or giving preference to its own members or adherents. Such policies shall not be construed as a violation of the first paragraph of this section. Any admission of nonmembers or nonadherents shall be subject to the first paragraph of this section.
(c) No hospital which permits sterilization operations for contraceptive purposes nor any member of its medical staff shall require of the patient any special nonmedical qualifications which are not imposed upon individuals seeking other types of operations. Prohibited nonmedical qualifications shall include, but not be limited to, age, marital status and number of natural children. This prohibition does not affect requirements relating to the physical or mental condition of the patient, physician counseling of the patient or existing law pertaining to individuals below the age of majority.


Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 22, § 71515

Note: Authority cited: Sections 1275 and 131200, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Section 51, Civil Code; Sections 297 and 297.5, Family Code; and Sections 1276, 131050,131051 and 131052, Health and Safety Code.

1. Change without regulatory effect amending subsections (a) and (b) and adoptingNote filed 6-23-2011 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2011, No. 25).

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